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Trine to host annual state event
Trine to host Hoosier Boys State
ANGOLA, Ind. — Hoosier Boys State is returning to Trine University for its third year June 12-18. Nearly 600 recommended high school junior boys from across the state will gather to learn about government and political parties at the American Legion-sponsored event.
The 74-year-old non-partisan program moved to Trine in 2009, after 39 years at Indiana State University.
Taking the theme “A Week to Shape a Lifetime: A Lesson in Citizenship and Patriotism,” the week-long residential learning experience examines the operation of Indiana's democratic form of government, the organization of political parties and the practical application of the knowledge gained from both.
Delegates will study how government operates at the city, county, and state level, and learn the duties of the office holders associated with each level. Opportunities to heighten delegate awareness and broaden the skills necessary to function in a democratic society are offered through special schools focused upon law, media and politics, speech, leadership, legislative processes, military service careers, lobbying and law enforcement.
Professionals from many walks of life, including representatives from the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Indiana General Assembly and other agencies will present the motivational, entertaining and informative classes.
Indiana government leaders who have been American Legion Hoosier Boys State high school delegates include Gov. Mitch Daniels, former Gov. Frank O'Bannon, Sen. Richard Lugar, former Sen. Birch Bayh and former U.S. Congressmen Phil Sharp and Lee Hamilton.
For more information, contact Rob Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 260.665.4149 or Hoosier Boys State Director Steven Bowman at email@example.com.
To share your news, contact Trine University communication specialist Lindsay Winslow Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.